Posterized Grid Painting

The purpose of this unit is to teach students about Pop Art and to expand what they previously learned during the color wheel lesson to an actual photograph they will use for reference. Students will use a photograph from the internet, a family member or a self-portrait they would like to re-create. During the lesson they will be asked to posterize the image on their own using Photoshop and then print out the photo. After they will use the grid method to enlarge the photo onto a piece of tag board and paint the image in a 5 value monochromatic value scale.

National Core Standards:  

#VA:Cr1.1 – Enduring Understanding: Creativity and innovative thinking are essential life skills that can be developed.

NJ Core Standards:

  1. VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS, 1.1D Grade 12 CPI 1, Standard: THE CREATIVE PROCESS- Strand: VISUAL ART-Distinguish innovative applications of the elements of art and principles of design in visual artworks from diverse cultural perspectives and identify specific cross-cultural themes.
  2. VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS, 1.2A Grade 12 CPI 1- Standard: HISTORY OF THE ARTS AND CULTURE- Strand: HISTORY OF THE ARTS AND CULTURE –Determine how dance, music, theatre, and visual art have influenced world cultures throughout history.
  3. VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS, 1.3D Grade 12 CPI 5 – Standard: PERFORMANCE – Strand: VISUAL ART – Identify the styles and artistic processes used in the creation of culturally and historically diverse two- and three-dimensional artworks, and emulate those styles by creating an original body of work.
  4. TECHNOLOGY, 8.1A Grade 8 CPI 2 – Standard: Educational Technology – Strand: Technology Operations and Concepts – Create a document (e.g. newsletter, reports, personalized learning plan, business letters or flyers) using one or more digital applications to be critiqued by professionals for usability.
  5. Mathematics, 02.MD.01 – Standard: Measurement and Data – Strand: Measure and estimate lengths in standard units. – Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.

Elements of Art: Color, Value

Connections: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, many more on video.

Objectives:

  • Each student will construct a monochromatic value scale model.
  • Students will learn and understand the Pop Art movement and the artist’s involved.
  • Students will locate a photograph that can be used for their subject matter and will posterize the picture themselves using Photoshop.
  • Students will draw and enlarge their portrait, using the grid method, to an 18×24 inch tag board.
  • Students will paint their portraits utilizing their color choice in a Monochromatic Value Scale.
  • Students will design a pop art portrait painting utilizing five value changes.
  • Students will distinguish 5 light to dark values in their portraits.

EQ:

  • What are some characteristics of the Pop Art Movement?
  • Could Pop Art Movement survive today? Why or why not?

Sources of Lesson:

Lesson 1: Monochromatic Value Scale/Pop Art (2 days)

Goal & Objectives: Prezi on Monochromatic Value scale and Pop Art, after which the students will hone their technique with a monochromatic color scale worksheet.

Objectives:

  • Each student will construct a monochromatic value scale model.
  • Students will learn and understand the Pop Art movement and the artist’s involved.

Students will know that:

  • Pop Art is made from popular culture and understand the Pop Art movement and the artist’s involved.
  • A monochromatic value scale model can be used to construct a piece of art..
  • Art can be critically judged and critiqued in order for artists to grow as an individual artist.

Artistic Language:

  • Value – the darkness or lightness of a color. Ex pink is a tint of red
  • Tints – are created by adding white to a color
  • Shades – are created by adding black to a color
  • Monochromatic- literally means one (mono) color (chroma).  So a monochromatic color scheme is made up of one color and it’s shades and tints.
  • Pop art-art based on modern popular culture and the mass media, especially as a critical or ironic comment on traditional fine art values.

Tasks/Materials:

(Q: B) Prezi on Monochromatic Value scale and Pop Art, after which the students will hone their technique with a monochromatic color scale worksheet. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of tints and shades with monochromatic colors on a worksheet.

https://prezi.com/_mf4fgwhknwx/posterized-grid-painting/

Materials: Brushes, water trays,, pallet trays, Monochromatic Value Worksheet

Technology: Projector, Internet or Flash Drive of Prezi downloaded onto flash drive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZTsbJcr9VI&feature=youtu.be

Assessments: Monochromatic Value Worksheet 

Value Scale Monochromatic Worksheet copy copy

Assignment: Monochromatic Value Works (QUIZ)

Lesson 2: Photoshop Tutorial Posterizing

Goal and Objectives:

Posterized Lesson: Students will locate a photograph that can be used for their subject matter and will posterize the picture themselves using Photoshop.

Objectives:

  • Students will locate a photograph that can be used for their subject matter and will posterize the picture themselves using Photoshop.  

Tasks/Materials:

(Q: A,D) Students will locate a photograph that can be used for their subject matter and will develop a posterized version of the picture themselves using Photoshop. UPLOAD BOTH TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM.

Materials: printer for photos, Posterized Grid Painting Photoshop Worksheet

Assessments: Assignment posted on GC for students to turn in photos/posterized photos.

posterized_grid_painting copy

Assignment: Photoshop Posterizing (2 photos) 1 reference photo, 1 posterized photo.

Lesson 3: Grid Method (3 days)

Standards: Measurement and Data-02.MD.01 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as RULERs yardsticks meter sticks and measuring tapes.

Goals and Objectives: Grid Method Lesson: Students will draw and enlarge their portrait, using the grid method, to an 18×24 inch tag board.

Design Principles: Proportion

Objectives:

  • Students will draw and enlarge their portrait, using the grid method, to an 18×24 inch tag board.

Tasks/Materials

(Q:B,D) Students will prepare and design their portrait, using the grid method, to an 18×24 inch tag board.

Vocabulary Words

  • grid method-A method for enlarging a small design (a “bozzetto”) to a full size cartoon for a large mosaic. It involves drawing a grid of squares over the small picture.
  • 1:1 ratio – that you will have the exact same number of lines on your canvas as you will on your reference photo, and that in both cases, the lines must be equally spaced apart – perfect squares.
  • Proportion-the relative size of elements within an object, the size relationship between an object and the human body.

Materials: reference photo, illustration board, pencil, rulers.

Assessments: Students will show the teacher one-on-one the grid method applied to the photograph and Illustration board.

Lesson 4: Posterized Grid Painting (MAIN)

Goals and Objectives:

Objectives:

  • Students will paint their portraits utilizing their color choice in a Monochromatic Value Scale.
  • Students will design a pop art portrait painting utilizing five value changes.
  • Students will distinguish 5 light to dark values in their portraits.

Students will know that:

  • A monochromatic value scale model can be used to construct a piece of art.

 

Tasks/Materials:

(Q:B,C,D) Students will paint their portraits utilizing their color choice in a Monochromatic Value Scale. Students will design a pop art portrait painting utilizing five value changes. Students will determine 5 light to dark values in their portraits.

Materials: 15×18” Illustration Board, brushes, water trays, rulers, pallet trays, printer for photos, Posterized Grid Painting Photoshop Worksheet, Monochromatic Value Worksheet

Assessment: Rubric attached

Assignment: Posterized Grid Painting (MAIN)

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